I have a rotten fence post that snapped during a breezy spell over xmas. I
have bought a new fence post, and a "metpost" spike. I have a couple of
Do I need to dip the end in creosote (substitute?) or do you put the
metpost so the wood is clear of the ground. It is dipped with some brown
I have some "real" creosote the previous owner left. Is it illegal to use,
or just to sell. And where to get rid of it if so?
On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 09:35:57 +0000 (UTC), "Bob Smith"
Never harms to dip the ends of posts in creosote, i usually leave in a
tub for a least 30mins or until sucks up all the creosote i put in the
tub whatever is first. The post is probably tanatone treated which is
pressure treated then coloured brown.
Personally i would concrete a wooden post into the ground, otherwise i
would concrete the spike into the ground.
Just use the creosote, you won't have anyone come around and ask for a
sample, illegal to sell since last june though.
On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 09:34:59 +0000 (UTC), "Bob Smith"
basically the same except that the highly carcinogenic compound
benzo[a]pyrene is prohibited now. There are apparently several
different chemicals that can be used to replace BaP, but each company
seems quite reticent about broadcasting exactly what, if i get some
time i will look into it to see what i find.
I thought the tanatone treated things were just dipped. Doesn't seem to
If I hand the creosote in to a proper disposal place, it will end up in the
environment somehow anyway, so I might as well put it to use. There is only
about 1/2 a pint anyway.
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